Serve this chunky sirloin version of chili in a tin cup, for a dish that warms not only the stomach but also the hands.



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  • Bring 4 1/2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread ancho, guajillo, mulato, and chipotle chiles and garlic on a baking sheet. Roast until softened, about 7 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  • Tear chiles into pieces, discarding stems and seeds. Add to boiling water, remove from heat, and top with a smaller plate to keep chiles submerged. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup water. Puree chiles, reserved chile water, the tomatoes and their juices, and 5 cups warm water in a blender.

  • Peel garlic. Pound garlic, cumin, oregano, 2 teaspoons salt, and the vinegar into a paste with a mortar and pestle.

  • Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a Dutch oven or other large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Season beef generously with salt and pepper. Working in batches and adding more oil as needed, cook beef until browned all over, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • Reduce heat to medium. Add onion to pot, and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic paste, and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in beef and chile puree, and season with salt and pepper. Raise heat, partially cover pot, and simmer chili until thickened, about 2 1/2 hours. Stir in beans, and cook until heated through. Serve with sour cream, cheese, and jalapeno.

Reviews (4)

102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 41
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
Best chili I've ever made - stayed true to the recipe and did not modify or adjust anything. The roasted chilies are key!
Rating: 4 stars
I love the flavor the assorted dried chiles add, they bring a nice amount of heat to the dish.
Rating: Unrated
It was pretty good, but the one my friend makes has cocoa powder which in her culture is also used as a spice and has a rich earthy taste to it. I also prefer this with sour cream. Will definitely make again.
Rating: Unrated
This chili has a lot of flavor. I like it! For me it is best with sour cream and cheese.